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Cylinder Seal with Figures in Combat with Horned Animals
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Cylinder Seal with Figures in Combat with Horned Animals


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Description Combat scenes between humans and other creatures became very popular in the later Early Dynastic period. The intricate pairing of interlocking figures creates an elaborate, decorative pattern. The star between the heads of the bull and goat may represent the sign for "deity."
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
5/05/1970Treatmentcleaned; other
Provenance Mrs. Henry Walters, New York; Sale, Joseph Brummer, New York, 1941; Walters Art Museum, 1941, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1941

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Period
2600-2350 BC (Early Dynastic II-Early Dynastic III)
Medium
lapis lazuli
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.628
Measurements
3/4 x 7/16 in. (2 x 1.1 cm)
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